Cozen O'Connor

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Excellent maritime practice with a solid reputation for advising clients on issues including US sanctions, regulatory compliance and cabotage laws, among others. Experienced representing client interests in matters under the jurisdiction of the Coast Guard, FMC and the Maritime Administration, and a host of other regulating agencies. Also active in advising on regulatory issues arising from maritime industry M&A. Expertise representing various clients such as carrier alliances, shipping trade associations and joint ventures.

Strengths One client remarks: "The team's depth of experience on maritime regulatory matters is the best in the industry."

"Cozen is clearly the leader in FMC work," says a source.

Work highlights Advised the World Shipping Council on the impact of proposed Federal legislative revisions to the Shipping Act of 1984 on the association’s members and assisted in developing alternative legislative language.

Notable practitioners

Group chair Jeffrey Lawrence is esteemed for his shipping and trade regulatory practice. He advises clients including carriers, terminals, logistics companies and vessel alliances on compliance with US and international rules, often appearing before federal agencies.

Marc Fink is a veteran of the maritime Bar with long-standing experience in the space. He counsels clients on all regulatory issues pertaining to cargo such as trade sanctions and transportation laws. He also advises on antitrust issues and bid protests.

Wayne Rohde is "an FMC expert," according to an interviewee. His practice includes counseling on investigations, adjudicatory proceedings and audits for clients such as ship operators, terminal operators and industry groups and councils.